Getting drinks and lunch after a busy day in the mountains.
Old fashions are done correctly and done just right. Our table ordered several different kinds of drinks such as a coffee old fashioned and dirty martini and all turned out great. If a restaurant or bar can’t make an old fashioned that means the rest of the experience and taste will be lacking.
We are eating at this place called The State – Kitchen, Beer, Whisk(e)y in Victoria Gardens
Address: 7900 Kew Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, California 91739 Tele: (909) 317-2397
Their Social Media Facebook – Instagram – Yelp – www.thestaterestaurant.com
The front has large bay windows showing the people walking by the seating and the bar. Large and spacious and plenty of room.
Bacon Wrapped Dates – Dates stuffed with bleu &mascarpone cheese, wrapped in apple wood bacon topped with a luxardo balsamic reduction
Right after our drinks came out the first appetizer followed along to create a never ending delivery line our table started. Bacon Wrapped Dates, simple but so good! The rich flavor of the dates in each bite with the salty thick cut bacon went great with our drinks. Happy and liking this place already.
Bring on the burgers! Now the burgers and plates are coming out.
Bourbon Barbecue Burger – Apple wood smoked bacon, aged cheddar, onion rings
This was a mountain of a burger and it had all the things I love so I had to order it. The onion rings were crispy on the outside and the actual onion was not rubbery and I was able to bite without pulling the burger apart, that is important. The patty and bacon was nice and tender and had a great flavor from the bourbon I’m guessing is used as the marinade. The burger was big but not a messy burger and I was able to use my hands and not have it get all over the place.
Black Berry Barbecue Burger – candied bacon, black berry bbq sauce, brie cheese, arugula and herb aiolo
Now this burger was for Christina since it had Brie Cheese and it sounded great. The sauce was a lot and good compared to mine but still not a mess. The bite I had was tasty and had a great crunch from the candied bacon and the crisp veggies. This burger had the black berry bbq sauce in every bite and gave each bite a sweet note at the end, perfect.
Everybody else ordered and their plates looked amazing as well. I guess this will motivate you listen to your stomach and come here, haha.
Overall thoughts of our meal and time here. It was a great time and fast service that really stood out. First impression when seated and introduced to our waiter we had the drink order put in and it came out before we were asked about the food.
All the plates looked amazing and tasted just as good and no left overs. So the portions are not to big and its just right for us.
We will come back if we are in the area since it was a good place. Pricing was average and good just like any other place in the area. Seasonal burgers and happy hour will be a good reason to come back since we came by on a Saturday. Stop on by and check it out yourself!
Written by Brian Holt